Image 1 – Las Vegas (Jan. 9) Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez today addressed an audience of international technology leaders at CES, the world’s largest trade show. His remarks focused on the need for governments worldwide to embrace tech neutrality and step out of the way of progress and innovation, allowing consumers to pick winners and losers in the technology marketplace
Image 2 – Las Vegas (Jan. 9) Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez speaks to a participant on the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Image 3 – Las Vegas (Jan. 9) Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez is interviewed on the trade show floor at CES.
Image 4 – Los Angeles (Jan. 10) Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez discusses the vital role American innovation plays in maintaining America’s national security and economic prosperity during an address to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.
Image 5 – Port of Long Beach (Jan. 10) Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez listens as officials involved with Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) law enforcement discuss seizures of counterfeit goods coming into the U.S.
Image 6 – Port of Long Beach (Jan. 10) Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez is pictured with counterfeit merchandise seized at the Port. In 2005, there were 8,000 seizures nationally valued at $93 million according to U.S. Customs. As of November 2006, over 14,000 seizures valued at more than $156 million had been made.
Image 7 – San Diego (Jan. 11) Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez toured San Diego’s High Tech High and announced that the Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) would expand its partnership with the school to offer workshops on building under sea robots (Remotely Operated Vehicles), a type of technology that is used for ocean exploration and research.
Image 8 – San Diego (Jan. 11) Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez visits with a National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) official at the High Tech High school where he announced a new partnership between NOAA and the school.
Image 9 – San Diego (Jan. 11) Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez meets with Natalie Linton (center) and Gwen Michael-Jones (right), students at High Tech High, who are working on a book, "San Diego Bay: A Story of Exploitation and Exploration." NOAA is assisting with their book project by contributing information and funding through a Sea Grant.